Northern Alberta Curling Association

UMPIRES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM


 

Curling Canada (CC) recognizes the need to develop and implement a National Curling Umpires Certification Program.  The objective is to establish standard guidelines for the training and development of curling umpires who will be capable of officiating at a Northern, Provincial or National championship.


It should be noted that the purpose of a rules and umpire course is not only to train umpires but also to make players more knowledgeable about the officiating system and rules of the game.

 


LEVEL 1 - Game Observers, Time Keepers and Hogline Umpires

Requirements:  attend a Level 1 course, pass an exam and complete the practical requirements.

Practical Requirements: must serve as a game umpire, timing umpire and/or hog line umpire at a supervised championship for a minimum of 6 games under the direction of a certified head umpire.

 

LEVEL 2 - Provincial Supervising Umpire

Requirements: have Level 1 certification, attend a Level 2 course, pass an exam and complete the practical requirements.

Practical Requirements: must serve as a supervising umpire at a supervised championship for a minimum of 6 games under the direction of a certified head umpire.

 

2016 - 2017 UMPIRE COURSES AVAILABLE (click on appropriate course to print off registration) 

COURSE

DATE

CLUB

Level 1 Umpire  

January 14

Westlock

Level 1 Umpire

 NEW DATE March 11

 NACA Office

 

LEVEL 3 - Provincial Head Umpire

Requirements: have Level 2 certification, serve as a head umpire at a Provincial championship, receive a positive evaluation.

Appointment on an as need basis by Curling Canada.

 

LEVEL 4 - National Supervising Umpire

Appointment on an as need basis by Curling Canada.

 

LEVEL 5 - National Head Umpire

Appointment on an as need basis by Curling Canada.

 

The NACA conducts courses for Level 1 and Level 2 umpires as well as offers rules updates yearly.